5 Things IT Leaders Need to Know About Winning the Future

Thornton MayThornton May will showcase the best practices of the best CIOs leading the winnable future at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall 2018 event in San Diego.

Too many IT leaders are focused on the here and now, but to get ahead, you have to look ahead. Knowing the future can help with winning the future.

Growing Leaders Starts With Love of Learning

Dr. Bernard “Bernie” Banks has held leadership positions in the U.S. Army and higher education, making him the perfect choice discuss the importance of effective leadership.

Dr. Bernard “Bernie” Banks retired from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General in August 2016, but his leadership roles didn’t end there.

Midmarket IT Leaders Face Big Challenges

IT leaders of midmarket organizations face a wide range of issues but funding, time and staff are the top three challenges preventing them from executing their IT vision.

Those are tops among a wide range of findings from the industry’s most definitive study of IT leaders at midsize firms. The study is conducted twice a year at the Midsize Enterprise Summit as part of a collaborative effort with Gartner’s SMB team.

What Does 2017 Bode For Artificial Intelligence And Other Cool Market Segments?

It’s always dangerous to make predictions, especially when they involve the future, as one saying goes. However, for midsize enterprise CIOs, it’s crucial to at least look at possible trends that might affect one’s company and career. And besides, if we always knew what was going to happen, it would take all the fun out of the guessing game.

Union Pacific CIO Shares His Secrets For Keeping One Of America’s Oldest Institutions On The Cutting Edge

In his role as Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, Brian Watson works with many IT leaders to help them seize new strategic opportunities and conquer some of their biggest challenges.

As co-author of the book, Confessions of a Successful CIO, and as a long-time contributor to CIO.com, Watson has collaborated with some of the most talented and agile IT leaders.

A Game Plan For Winning At Life

At this year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall in Austin, Daron Roberts will deliver the Monday afternoon inspirational keynote for the conference’s assembled IT leaders. Roberts speaks on the intersection of leadership, sports and business.

IT Leader Tackles Cloud, M&A Integration And Managing Expectations

mary wyderski,professional servive industriesIT leader Mary Wyderski of Professional Services Industries Inc. recently connected with Midsize Enterprise Strategies to discuss her views on the industry and challenges facing today's IT leaders.

The CIO As Storyteller: Why Communication Is The Essential Skill

The Midsize Enterprise Summit has announced that acclaimed storyteller and new age media executive Jason Allen Ashlock will deliver the opening keynote at this fall’s Midsize Enterprise Summit. Ashlock’s keynote scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, will help CIOs become more effective communicators at this critical industry juncture.

Disaster Recovery Strategies For Midmarket Companies

Disaster recovery is on many "to do" lists for midsize businesses, but due to lack of time, resources and money, the job either never seems to get done. Even worse, it can sometimes be done without the necessary attention to detail — and that ironically can scare businesses away from fixing problems and beefing up IT recovery efforts, said Mike Dupuy, product marketing at Axcient, a data recovery vendor.

IT Spending Flowing Away From Traditional IT Infrastructure Toward Hyper-convergence

At an MES East 2016 keynote session earlier this week in Indianapolis, Katie Curtin-Mestre, vice president of product and content marketing, discussed the surge in hyper-convergence. The market is growing rapidly, said Curtin-Mestre who cited data from market research firm IDC which shows hyper-convergence up 116 percent.  Curtin-Mestre defined hyper-converged infrastructure as: "A solution that natively collapse core storage, compute and storage networking function into a single software solution or appliance."